"Horse Barn" is the bizarre tale of a group of social misfits courting assorted disasters during the construction of Vermont's largest equestrian edifice. Jericho's dog soldiers, intellectual ruffians who call upon an equine sex goddess and a singer-guitar player to entertain while they work, spark an Attorney General's investigation into alleged civil rights violations. An initiation rite involves a salacious dance. The Missing Link intimidates with his crow's nest. An eloquent flimflam artist dazzles and spoofs with his silver tongue. A pinball wizard gambles on gamecocks. A reckless gunslinger cocks his pistol at the slightest provocation. And a deranged Vietnam veteran goes to extremes to foil a perceived conspiracy among food producers, fast food chains, and drug companies attempting to reap ungainly profits by encouraging Americans to become obese. Intrigue develops when it appears the investigation was prompted by an insider, the mythological horse woman seduces the government sleuth, a neophyte reporter battles death by aspirin, the gamecock manic is seduced by a stalker, and the ex-Marine takes his automatic rifle on extra duty.